Stephen G. Harvey

Stephen G. Harvey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Steve Harvey Law LLC
 | 1880 JFK Blvd, Suite 1715
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 267-368-4994
Fax: 215-438-6666
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010, 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Rights (10%),
  • Consumer Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of Steve Harvey Law LLC, Stephen G. Harvey has been licensed to practice law for over 25 years. Mr. Harvey represents people throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area and across the state of Pennsylvania. His practice areas include business and commercial litigation, business formations, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder disputes, contracts, employment law, corporate divorce, and local and general business counsel.

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Mr. Harvey completed his Juris Doctor at Villanova University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 1989. Following law school, he then completed a clerkship serving the honorable Myron H. Bright with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. Mr. Harvey then worked in the federal program branch of the civil division from 1990 until 1993 through the U.S. Department of Justice's Honors Program. Following that, Mr. Harvey left for private practice, first working as an associate at Crowell & Moring LLP until joining Pepper Hamilton LLP, where he became a partner in the firm's commercial litigation division in 2000 and where he worked until leaving to form his own firm in 2013.

Over his career, Mr. Harvey has represented numerous clients in a broad range of litigation matters, some of which have made national news. In 2013, Mr. Harvey represented the plaintiffs in a case suing the government on behalf of two children who needed new lungs due to cystic fibrosis but who were prevented from receiving them because of a federal transplant allocation policy. He won, and both children received the lung transplants they needed, saving their lives.

About Stephen Harvey

Admitted: 1990, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • Villanova University School of Law Alumni Association Public Service Award, 2013
  • William R. Klaus Pro Bono Award from Pepper Hamilton LLP, 2011
  • Civil Libertarian of the Year Award from the ACLU of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • Clarence Darrow Award from the National Center for Science Education, 2006
  • Pro Bono Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2006
  • Hyman-Goodman Faculty Award for Academic and Extracurricular Achievement from Villanova University School of Law, 1989
  • Member, Order of the Coif, Villanova University School of Law
  • National Moot Court Champion, Villanova University School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania
  • Judge Pro Tem, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Founder and President of A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate Change
  • Supporter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby
  • Supporter of the Sierra Club
  • Supporter of Penn Environment
  • Supporter of Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future
  • Longtime Volunteer, Board Member, and Past President of the Board of Directors of the Homeless Advocacy Project in Philadelphia

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Managing Editor, Villanova Law Review, Villanova University School of Law
  • Spoke on “Selected Issues in the World of Social Media” at the Delaware Valley Corporate Counsel Association annual in-house conference in Philadelphia (April 7, 2011)
  • Spoke on “Litigation and Dodd-Frank – Possible Effects on Consumer Litigation” at the ABA Section of Business Spring Meeting in Boston (April 14, 2011)
  • Spoke on “Fair Lending – Compliance, Risk and Liability” at the invitation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission in San Antonio (August 2, 2011)
  • Presented a webinar entitled “Mastering the Science of Cross Examination” for Lorman Educational Services (February 17, 2012)
  • Spoke on “UDAAP in the Age of the CFPB” at a meeting of the ABA Committee on Consumer Financial Services in Naples, FL, (January 6, 2013)
  • Spoke on e-discovery at the Legal Intelligencer’s annual Litigation Summit in Philadelphia (September 20, 2013)
  • Spoke on “Religious Liberty and Public Education” at the University of New Orleans (October 24, 2013)
  • Spoke on “Organ Allocation Meets the Judicial System: Thoughts on the Sarah Murnaghan Lung Allocation Case” at a meeting of the American Health Lawyers Association in Washington, DC (January 23, 2014)
  • Spoke on “Creationism on Trial: Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, the 21st Century Monkey Trial” at Marshall University (April 1, 2014)
  • Panel Presentation entitled “Effective Depositions of Financial and Economic Experts” for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (April 23, 2014)
  • Spoke on “Organ Allocation Meets the Judicial System: Thoughts on the Sarah Murnaghan Lung Allocation Case” at Southern Illinois Healthcare/Southern Illinois University (May 16, 2004)
  • Panel Presentation entitled “Making the Private Practice Leap” for the Philadelphia Bar Association (June 4, 2014)
  • Demonstration of direct and cross examination techniques as part of program entitled “Trial of a Federal Court Case” by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (July 23, 2014)
  • Client Alert: What the Class Action Fairness Act Means to You (2005)
  • Client Alert: Supreme Court ‘Disparate Impact’ Decision Has Implications for Financial Services Companies (2005)
  • Client Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Victim of Unlawful RICO Scheme to Defraud Need Not Prove Reliance on Predicate Acts of Mail Fraud to State a Claim (2008)
  • Client Alert: Federal Reserve Board Issues Final Rule on Gift Cards (2010)
  • Client Alert: How the Dodd-Frank Act Affects Preemption of State Consumer Financial Laws: A Primer on Subtitle D of Title X (2010)
  • Client Alert: Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waiver Provisions in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion (2011)
  • Client Alert: Overhauling the Federal Jurisdictional Statutes (2012)
  • Client Alert: Disparate Impact Claims Under Fair Housing Act Remain Viable as Case Is Removed from Supreme Court Docket (2012)
  • Client Alert: CFPB Issues Proposed Rule on Privileged Information Obtained from Supervised Entities and House Passes Bill that Would Authorize It, But Concern Remains About Erosion of Attorney-Client Privilege (2012)
  • Client Alert: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Celebrates First Birthday By Flexing Its Enforcement Muscles: Settlement Costs Capital One $210 Million (2012)
  • The Pattern Requirement in Civil RICO is Working: Case law After Sedima, 33 Vill. L. Rev. 205 (1988)
  • Enforcing the Non-Compete and Confidentiality Duties of High Level Executives, 1998 Employment Law Update (Aspen Law & Business 1998)
  • What Every Client and Lawyer Should Know About E-Discovery, Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report (Fall 2007)
  • Defending Darwin, Litigation, Fall 2010 (37:1)
  • Supreme Court in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes Rejects Certification of Largest Gender Discrimination, Employment Class Action in Nation’s History, Holds Plaintiffs Cannot Prove Common Class Claims, Raises Bar for Certification of All Claims, Appellate Law360, Employment Law360, Class Action Law360 (June 2011)
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tells Supervised Institutions Not to Worry About Waiver of Privilege, Financial Fraud Law Report (April 2012)
  • DC Circuit Sides with Federal Reserve Board on Meaning of Durbin Amendment to Dodd-Frank Act, ABA Business Law Section Banking Committee Journal (April 2014)

Educational Background:

  • University of Massachusetts, B.A., 1982
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1880 JFK Blvd
Suite 1715
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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